WETA, the second-largest station producer of content for the public television system is seeking a Senior Manager of Education, National Programming. The Senior Manager of Education, National Programming is primarily responsible for creating innovative and engaging, standards-based, education assets and resources for WETA’s national programming portfolio including Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. films. Key responsibilities include leveraging new technology and traditional methods to reach and teach K – 12 educators and students across the United States, working with lesson writers and content experts to write full classroom-ready lesson plans and activities including the integration of relevant film excerpts that hit on the topics and themes presented in WETA’s diverse national programming film and series portfolio, working collaboratively with other WETA team members, contractors, PBS, funders, local stations, partners and producers to develop age-appropriate educational content for distribution through PBS Learning Media and other platforms and identifying, building, and maintaining new partnerships within the education community and with individual educators for the purpose of creating content, amplifying available resources, conducting and participating in focus groups and resource testing.
College degree preferably in Education or other relevant field, or equivalent work experience and a minimum of 5 years of combined work experience in an office or education institution with experience writing, consulting, or reviewing lesson plans and curriculum for K-12, with an emphasis on middle and high school or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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